Sam Mooy: Gizo Tsunami - for The Australian
A magnitude 8.0 tsunami crashed ashore on the western Solomon Islands on April 2, 2007, hitting a remote, poverty-stricken region, including the island of Gizo.
Gizo, the second largest town in the Solomons, which has an estimated 10,000 residents, sustained extensive damage due to much of the island being barely above sea level, and many houses built with sea-frontage. Homes and buildings stood little chance of escaping the huge waves that hit the small coastal island.
© Sam Mooy 2010/The Australian Newspaper